The Australian Apprenticeships Priority List (AAPL) identifies occupations classified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as Technician and Trade Workers and Community and Personal Service Workers and assessed by the National Skills Commission as being in national skills shortage.
The AAPL is based on the Skills Priority List published by the National Skills Commission in June 2021. Stakeholder input to the Review of the National Skills Needs List was considered by the National Skills Commission in the development of the Skills Priority List.
The list will be updated annually in line with updates to the Skills Priority List published annually by the National Skills Commission.
The AAPL is used to determine eligibility for employer and apprentice support under the Australian Apprenticeship Incentives System.
More information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).